Definitions for jangly

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jan•gleˈdʒæŋ gəl(v.; n.)-gled, -gling

  1. (v.i.)to produce a harsh, discordant sound:

    coins jangling together.

  2. to speak angrily; wrangle.

  3. (v.t.)to cause to make a harsh, discordant, usu. metallic sound.

  4. to cause to become irritated or upset:

    loud noise that jangles the nerves.

  5. (n.)a harsh or discordant sound.

  6. an argument, dispute, or quarrel.

Origin of jangle:

1250–1300; ME < OF jangler < Gmc; cf. MD jangelen to haggle, whine


Princeton's WordNet

  1. jangling, jangly(adj)

    like the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together

    "cowboys with jangling spurs"


  1. jangly(Adjective)

    pertaining to something that jangles


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